Have you noticed how a hush falls over the landscape when it snows? People tend to stay home during snowstorms, which means there are fewer people outside and not as many cars on the road. And birds tend to hunker down during severe weather, so they are more quiet during a snowstorm. But snow also absorbs sound, so when a fresh blanket of snow covers the landscape, it absorbs many of the sound waves, making it seem quieter outside.
This ocean jasper sphere measures 5" in diameter and weighs 2.5lbs.